AFA announces roadshow theme

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The Association of Financial Advisers’ annual event to welcome and engage new advisers to the industry aims to encourage creative thinking.

The AFA’s theme for its GenXt Roadshow is ‘Innovate: think, create act’. The roadshow kicks off in Hobart on 4 February and also visits Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
 
It is the perfect opportunity for advisers to embrace the new opportunities ahead of them in 2014, AFA CEO, Brad Fox said.
 
“The events are always very welcoming and help developing advisers to build long lasting professional connections. They are based firmly on the AFA’s philosophy of ensuring a strong future for advice.”
 
The roadshow, now in its seventh year, presents a five-hour curriculum focused on developing high levels of advisory skills and knowledge for financial advisers and their key support staff.
 
There will be also be an extensive workshop on emotional intelligence, the key to developing interpersonal skills and the most valued part of the adviser-client relationship, said Fox.
 
Key presenters will include the AFA’s 2013 Rising Star Ravi Agarwal, and the AFA’s 2013 Excellence in Education award winner Anne Graham.
 
Fox said the roadshow is held early in the year to make sure advisers have clarity of purpose and a clear focus for the year ahead.
 
Over 1,400 advisers nationally attended the event in 2013, with venues in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane completely selling out.
 
AFA suggests advisers register early to ensure their place.

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